Motorists are requested to be mindful of the presence of police officers manning checkpoints.
Police says snap checkpoints will be erected at any given time and location as part of the ongoing Festive Season Operations Yadrayadravi, and we have recorded a few incidents where drivers have not cooperated or threatened the safety of police officers manning these sites
Last week two police officers manning a checkpoint at Wainadoi narrowly escaped being seriously harmed when a driver refused to stop when directed to, and drove right through the Checkpoint, while the week before a woman officer was bumped while redirecting traffic in Nakasi whereby she sustained minor injuries.
While some have raised their concerns on the inconvenience caused by the checkpoints, police say it is being done for the purpose of countering possible illegal activities based on information received.
The force hopes to get everyone’s support over the coming weeks.